Together We Can Community Resource Center Inc. is currently a 501(c)(3), volunteer-led organization that was established in January of 2016.
From 2008 to 2014, Jessica Chacha and Shannon Getzel worked together in the community for Families Building Community–a Community Resource Support Center in Jackson Heights, Queens. Throughout this experience as community organizers, Jessica and Shannon fell in love with helping the community by offering support services and linking families to necessary community resources.
At the same time, they saw a multitude of needs and gaps in service delivery. Many immigrant families did not know where to go for help, were worried about their documentation status being exposed, were overwhelmed trying to access services, and discouraged by the laborious process of having to identify and spend extraordinary time visiting multiple places in the community for those individual resources.
To address the lack of service coordination in North West Queens, Jessica and Shannon founded Together We Can Community Resource Center Incorporated in 2017. Jessica and Shannon made their vision a reality and started the process of developing a grassroots nonprofit in the heart of Jackson Heights.
Founders Shannon Getzel and Jessica Chacha started Together We Can in 2016 after realizing that there was a need for providing adequate tools, resources, and support to immigrant families in Queens, New York.
The vision of Together We Can Community Resource Center Inc. is to create a community center with culturally sensitive programs to meet the needs of the resource-deprived and multi-ethnic families of three towns in Queens, New York— Jackson Heights, Corona, and Elmhurst.
Together We Can empowers New York Residents by linking them to community resources and providing educational opportunities.
As a community resource center and NPO, our volunteers are at the center of everything we do! Without them, we would cease to exist. If you’re interested in keeping our vision alive, please click here to become a volunteer.
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